Latin America Solidarity Centre

Activity 1: Los Más Pobres de los Pobres

AIM

For students to have an overview of the situation of indigenous people in Latin America.

 

MATERIALS

Text – Indígenas Latinoamericanos: Los más pobres de los pobres.

Website: www.distintaslatitudes.net

 

LINKS TO THE CURRICULUM

Junior Cycle: Strand 1. Communicative Competence, linked to LO 1.6, 1.7

 

Senior Cycle: II. Language awareness, 2, 5 and III: Cultural awareness 5

 

METHODOLOGY

Give students the text and ask them to answer the questions in English.

 

After that, ask students what they learnt from the text and have a conversation about it.

 

Indígenas Latinoamericanos: Los más pobres de los pobres. Visit: www.distintaslatitudes.net

 

  • Name two social aspects that have improved for the indigenous population.
  • What is the percentage of indigenous people in the region?
  • What three Latin American countries have a high percentage of indigenous urban population?
  • What type of jobs do indigenous people do in the cities?

 

CONNECTIONS WITH IRELAND AND TAKING ACTION

Ask your students who they think the poorest people in Ireland are,and explore different campaigns to support them. You can talk about people in Direct Provision, the Traveller Community, the homeless…